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Defining Communication between Half Court Defenders

In every single training session at least at one stage or another, you will hear a coach emphasise the importance of communication. Communication is always one of the skills most spoken about by coaches to their players and amongst other coaches. One point of note though is a lack of clarity on exactly what a coach would like their players to say.

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Half Court Man-to-Man Defence Principles: Where to Push the Offensive Player

Heard of the Half Court Man-to-Man Defence? I am sure you have, as along with the 2-3 Zone Defence it is really the bread and butter of the majority of basketball teams on the planet. Understanding and having clear expectations about the Half Court Man-to-Man Defence rotations is one thing;

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Y Dribbling Drill

The Y Dribbling Drill provides an opportunity for players to link a number of different attacking moves together. The activity focuses on attacking the basket from the platform of having to use two different dribbling techniques to break free and create the shot. The Y Dribbling Drill can be used from the traditional top of the keyway or moved around the half court so players can become familiar in attacking the basket and making counter movements to find a good shot.

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Push Pull Passing Drill

The Push Pull Passing Drill is a really nice simple activity which helps players with their passing and conditioning. Many passing drills are often so structured they are little value outside of the fundamental performance of the technique. The Push Pull Passing Drill is different though, it asks players to perform the pass on the move and at pace.

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King of the Court Drill

The King of the Court Drill is one of the more well know drills around any basketball court, and many other sporting fields as well. The King of the Court Drill focuses on creating a highly competitive environment in which players can challenge each other for supremacy.

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